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How to Write a Professional Bio for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Google+

How to Write a Professional Bio for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Google+ | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
In this post, we'll go over the universal principles of a great social media bio -- regardless of the network. We'll also take a look at the big social media networks -- Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ -- and discover how to make the most of ...

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First impressions count, whatever the occasion.   It's definitely worth taking the time to get this part of your personal brand right.

 

More and more, first impressions are formed online - I now regularly search a candidate's Social Media presence before interviewing for a role on my teams.

 

Our challenge is to make sure that our central pitch is consistent and true (people can spot a fake!) but it needs to be tailored for each SM platform. 

 

Different words, same message.

 

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Corie Brown's curator insight, July 23, 8:10 AM

Great advice for crafting effective bios on social media platforms...

Kathy Shelburne's curator insight, July 23, 11:04 AM

Make your bio unique and avoid those overused words and phrases. Focus on what you've done not what you are capable of doing! Be funny and memorable.

XDS Marketing's curator insight, July 25, 10:02 AM

In this new age of social media, how you display your character on your social channels will have a lot to do with how people trust you and want to engage... Showing true identity is essential to creating that  trust!

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10 Indispensable Leadership Models

10 Indispensable Leadership Models | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
A summary of 10 of the best leadership models that every manager should learn.

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I'm familiar with some of these models, but certainly not all of them.  There are a few other models that are not on the list.  I think the message here is that there are different leadership models for different situations.  


Whilst these models are all useful, don't get sucked into thinking that all models will work all the time.  Don't drown in buzzwords, concepts, famous names and complex theories...be prepared to step back, think about your team, your environment, your own skill set - and develop an approach that works for you.

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1. Situational Leadership...

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This article provides a useful guide to sharpen leadership skills based on these classic and popular models.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, November 6, 12:46 PM

Amen....

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24 Tools Which Are Essential for Online Collaboration | Visual.ly

24 Tools Which Are Essential for Online Collaboration | Visual.ly | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
Collaborating online has never been easier. The world is getting smaller thanks to the myriad of apps, online tools and platforms available to us when

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The ability to collaborate with your team, wherever they are located, is just to central to successful project delivery.  


Aside from the obvious productivity benefits, online collaboration is a great way to get your stakeholders excited - never underestimate the value of letting your Sponsor join in a live, interactive session with your team.!

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3 Ways To Get Leadership Experience Outside Of Your Job - Business Insider

3 Ways To Get Leadership Experience Outside Of Your Job - Business Insider | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is not always welcomed by bosses or colleagues on the job. Here's how to gain experience outside of it.
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"Leadership" is more than a workplace task or activity.  It's a culture..of learning, of listening, of looking for ways to challenge your thinking, values and ideals.  


My favorite leaders do this in spades.  They live their leadership creed - constantly looking for opportunities outside their workplace to test and nurture their aspirations and ideas.  


People like my brother who devotes his time to working with kids in the Scouting movement, my friend Colin who writes, mentors, encourages and cajoles and Cynthia who looks for ways to motivate people in every moment. 

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Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt - "A World Gone Social"

Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt - "A World Gone Social" | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
In “A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive”, Ted Coine and Mark Babbitt have written a fabulous book that deserves to be celebrated. This is not an instruction manual about “how to do Social Media” – there are no chapters on how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Google Plus. Rather, it’s …
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Ted Coiné  and Mark Babbitt have written a fabulous book that strips away a lot of the frivolous "noise" around social media and gets to a central, irrefutable truth - that for your business to survive and prosper, you need to be engaging with, and leveraging your social networks.


This is not about sharing Instagram selfies - it's about recognising the need to engage with your staff, stakeholders and customers in real time, giving them a voice and responding to what they share with you.


The authors term a "social revolution", in which we forever change the way we operate.  No more centralised "command and control" leadership; our success drives from how well we engage with those around us.  


Regardless of your business or profession, Coiné and Babbitt's ground-breaking OPEN model (“Ordinary People, Extraordinary Network”) is enough to set this book apart.


OPEN taps into the power of social networks – the idea that regardless of who we are, we have an extraordinary network of social knowledge and goodwill at our fingertips. Our networks give us a wonderful platform from which to leverage our social connections. 


Coiné and Babbitt argue that by tapping into our networks, by “relentlessly giving”, we have the power to “crowd source” anywhere, anytime.


This is gold for anyone in a leadership role – it shows that we have an enormous pool of talent and expertise at our fingertips, that by engaging with our people at a personal level, we are able to leverage their expertise and goodwill – faster and deeper than ever before.

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"5 Ways Content Marketing Is Actually Hurting Your Brand"

"5 Ways Content Marketing Is Actually Hurting Your Brand" | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
A guest post from Mark Babbitt on the way that bad content marketing (bad writing, bad promotion) damages your online brand
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Mark's message is very important - that as leaders, what we say and the way we say it matters a great deal.  Old ways of reaching out to our audiences have been replaced by social communication - online, rapid and personal.  


The way we present our thoughts (bad writing, bad promotion) has an immediate impact on the way our message is received and accepted by our audiences.  

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"Hindsight – it's not just for past events"

"Hindsight – it's not just for past events" | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
'Hindsight makes things look so utterly different,' Oliver Burkeman says, 'that it's impossible, when taking a decision in the moment, even to begin to grasp how it'll strike you later on'
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This is a really intriguing idea and is not something that I've ever tried.  What about you?  Have you tried this "pre-mortem" technique - putting yourself into the future, into a doomsday situation and then tried to understand what went wrong to get you there?

 

I agree with the author's idea that taking this approach removes a whole bunch of pressure and allows team members to play the "Devil's Advocate" more freely, to throw off the shackles and think creatively. 

 

I am interested in how our team members' thinking would change.  We are asking them to consider the same situation ("what's the worst that could happen and how can we avoid it?") but from a different angle.  A new way of thinking about risk planning?

 

 

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3 reasons why a social media strategy is essential for your business

Billions of people around the world use social media and the conversations they have in their networks matter enormously. That is because people trust the opinions of other people over traditional sales and advertising messages. As a result, businesses ...
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This is a really interesting article and touches on a critical issue for Project managers - the emergence of Social Project Management. 

 

Our clients and stakeholders are engaging with social media in all aspects of their lives and we are seeing a gradual transformation towards a new paradigm - one in which "social media" is redundant and instead, we simply see a new communication paradigm.

 

What does this mean to our profession? 

Our clients and stakeholders expect more personal, faster, deeper and predictive communication.  They expect us to understand their needs and respond in real time.  They expect rapid, dynamic engagement and faster time to market. 

 

These are changes that are shaping our landscape - the way we operate and the way our clients/stakeholders expect us to engage with them.  

 

Dionne Kasian-Lew's central point is entirely valid in the context of Social Project Management.

"Nevertheless they have an opportunity to create relationships and an emotional connection with their customers by being online and engaging directly with them, rather than at hands length."

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The #1 Leadership Quality In Project Management | CornerStone Dynamics

The #1 Leadership Quality In Project Management | CornerStone Dynamics | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
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A short, punchy article that hits home a key message - "Communication is not just important because it helps to keep everyone informed, but because it leads to great Project outcomes."


My favorite idea is the notion that effective communication keeps your stakeholders informed. This matters because if we keep stakeholders informed, we stand a far better chance of meeting their delivery expectations and keeping them emotionally connected.

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10 Leadership Lessons from a Combat Logistician

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10 Leadership Lessons from a Combat Logistician
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Innovation makes for a great leadership opportunity.
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Jeffrey Clement makes a point that really jumps out at me - "Seek Mentors". 

 

Regardless of their age, experience or status, if they have knowledge and are willing to share it then embrace them and make the best use of that.  Never be too proud.  Look for help.  Find opportunities to grow and learn.

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12 Signs That You’re A Remarkably Good Leader

12 Signs That You’re A Remarkably Good Leader | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
Anyone can be a leader but can they be a remarkably good leader? Learn the twelve signs that show you're not only a leader but a remarkably good leader...
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Number 5 resonates with me - "You Know Your Team". 

 

To me, that is the bedrock of good leadership - knowing your team as people, going beyond just names to understand WHAT drives them, HOW you can get them excited about the project and WHY they want to be involved. 

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The Best Leaders “Talk the Walk”

The Best Leaders “Talk the Walk” | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it

One of the most ubiquitous aphorisms in business is that the best leaders understand the need to “walk the talk” — that is, their behavior and day-to-day actions have to match the aspirations they have for their colleagues and organization.


But the more time I spend with game-changing innovators and high-performing companies, the more I appreciate the need for leaders to “talk the walk” — that is, to be able to explain, in language that is unique to their field and compelling to their colleagues and customers, why what they do matters and how they expect to win.


The only sustainable form of business leadership is thought leadership. And leaders that think differently about their business invariably talk about it differently as well.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Very thought provoking.  We often talk about "walking the talk" but in this article, the focus is very much on leaders "talking the walk" - explaining "in language that is unique to their field and compelling to their colleagues and customers, why what they do matters and how they expect to win". 

 

I like the idea that thinking differently about the way we approach our business leads us to talk differently about it as well - Thought Leadership as a catalyst for helping people see and understand our business in a different way.

 

A really interesting post.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 10, 5:55 AM

A fine HBR blog post by Bill Taylor. You can follow him on Twitter here: @practicallyrad.

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5 Amazing Tools That Will Change the Way You Search the Web

5 Amazing Tools That Will Change the Way You Search the Web | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
Goodbye, Google.
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I can't see myself ditching Google anytime soon, but I do appreciate Hshtags.  If you need to do online research, searching or filtering, this could be a really useful tool to try out. 

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3 Surefire Ways to Kill Your Reputation at Work

3 Surefire Ways to Kill Your Reputation at Work | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
Your co-workers will overlook more than you think, but these three mistakes may be unforgivable.
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These three mistakes are all simple and we've probably all done them.  But they are deadly. 

 

Keep your eyes open and remind yourself constantly to never fall into the trap!

 

If you do slip up...'fess up.  Immediately. It's that difficult and that simple.

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Are You a Social CEO?

Are You a Social CEO? | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
Hasn't social media rewritten the rules of leadership? It's arguably lowered barriers to communication, connected us near-real time, revolutionized hiring and altered the company-to-customer relationship....

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A terrific article that brings home the things that make the "social leadership" paradigm so compelling.


Social leadership is not just about quicker, easier communication, collaboration and engagement with your team and customers.  It's about three critical drivers.


Attention, Intention, Retention.


Attention.  Giving yourself an authentic, personal voice.  Letting yourself be heard in a real, engaging way.


Intention.  Aligning your stakeholders's expectations with your team's objectives and product.  Helping them understand how you intend to generate real value for their business through your delivery.


Retention.  Retaining your partners and stakeholders interest.  Giving them a voice, a chance to engage and be heard, an opportunity to become an active contributor, champion and flag waver for the cause.

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20 Online Project Management Tools to Boost Productivity

20 Online Project Management Tools to Boost Productivity | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
Taking a vacation is often a catalytic event.  It jump-starts your work processes so you get more do...

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I'm always on the lookout for good, functional cloud-based project management tools, that I can take from client to client and share with confidence.


At the moment, I'm using Smartsheet and am very happy with it.  How about you? Do you use any of these tools?

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20 Online Project Management tools to Boost Productivity.

#business #management 

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Why command and control PMOs are killing project management - CIO Magazine

Why command and control PMOs are killing project management - CIO Magazine | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
I setup my first project management office (PMO) because despite the success my company had enjoyed over the years (and failures too), I decided that we needed more structure.
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I've never seen a "Command and Control" PMO work. In fact, I've never seen a PMO work the way one would hope. 


I often feel like PMOs are designed to feed information outwards - to Sponsors, Boards etc, but rarely do they provide that inward structure...the processes, templates, support etc.


The net effect is that incorrect or misinterpreted information is dragged out of dispirited or cynical project managers and in turn, edicts are passed back around new tools or processes that must be followed. 

Sigh...it really is dispiriting.


Colin Ellis makes a bold (and helpful) call for a more "transformative" PMO with supporting people, not process at it's heart.  I couldn't agree more. 



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Getting Your Ducks In A Row, And Other Leadership Challenges - Forbes

Getting Your Ducks In A Row, And Other Leadership Challenges - Forbes | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
A popular story in the change management community is of the frog in a pot of water. As the temperature slowly rises in one-degree increments, the frog fails to perceive the overall change.
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I found the difference between "alignment" and "engagement" thought provoking. 

 

Alignment - making sure that your team members understand how even the smallest, non-trivial actions contribute to the team outcome

Engagement - when we undeerstand alignment and are deeply committed, we are willing to devote our time and energy to completing those "aligned" activities.

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"Voice of the Customer” - what are your users telling you?

"Voice of the Customer” - what are your users telling you? | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
Are your clients trying to tell you which requirements matter most to them? How can you target the requirements that give you the best value return? The Voice of the Customer process is a great way of balancing your users’ … Continue reading →
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I recently wrote a guest post for Wellingtone Project Management in which I talked about the importance of listening to our clients and understanding which requirements matter the most to them.

 

This also helps us understand which requirements add the most value to the organization.

 - High priority requirements (what matters most to the client)  

 - High value requirements (what provides the best investment outcome)

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12 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros . . .

12 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros . . . | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
Here are the latest Twitter marketing tips from pros. Use these to make a difference in your Twitter marketing today.

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I really like using Influencer Lists to keep across the conversations of the Tweeps that I am particularly fond of following.  Add those people who you really enjoy following (maybe by area of expertise, current topic etc) to a list - either your own or a List to which they are already attached.  

 

This allows you to quickly scan the conversations of those people, plus other like-minded people on the same lists - a really simple way to bundle up your most influential conversations.

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David Blundell's curator insight, August 21, 2:40 AM

Some seriously good advice here to supersize your Twitter results. I really love the stuff on Advanced Twitter searches (number 4 ) - Excellent! . . .

Chris Balbrick Infographiste's curator insight, August 23, 12:43 PM

Don't be lazy :) 12 Twitter Marketing Tips...

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3 Steps to Fearless Leadership

3 Steps to Fearless Leadership | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
Few adventures are as exhilarating as building a company from scratch — and that’s coming from a once avid kite-surfer like me.
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These are three grounding, foundation steps. 1. Be transparent and communicate openly2. Think clearly by consciously breathing3. Take time to reflect on what's happening. Get these right and our authority will grow during those high pressure situations.
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What is the Difference Between Thought Leadership and Content Marketing?

What is the Difference Between Thought Leadership and Content Marketing? | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
Both thought leadership and content marketing can effectively build your awareness and brand, but true thought leadership is much rarer.

From Marketo Blog.


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This is a really challenging question.  I think that thought leadership requires us to put an idea out there that leads the audience in a certain direction.  On the other hand, content marketing can be a little less intense - it can include sharing content that is designed to generate exposure and visitors, rather than deep-seated, ongoing engagement.

 

I like the author's point:

"Thought leadership consists of ideas that require attention, that offer guidance or clarity and that can lead people in unexpected, sometimes contrarian directions (think of Seth Godin).  Thought leadership needs to be educational and ideally provocative; content marketing can simply be fun or entertaining."

 

Think of your own leadership practice.  How do the thoughts and ideas that you are putting out there relate to this? 

Are you creating thought leadership content - setting an agenda and leading your organisation in a new, challenging direction?  Or are you producing engaging, accessible content that is designed to raise the visibility and priority for your team's role and objectives?   How do you approach the two?

 

 

 

 

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Jon Miller, VP Marketing at Marketo, collected some interesting responses to his question here. Nice read! What would your response be?


Thought Leadership and Content Marketing share a mission: increase your (personal or business) brand awareness, engage with your ecosystem, become a trusted reference.


In addition, Thought Leaders can be surprising, even provocative: they wander, and guide, off the beaten track.


In any case, they go hand in hand.

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Looking for leadership in the Ebola epidemic - Washington Post

Looking for leadership in the Ebola epidemic - Washington Post | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
Looking for leadership in the Ebola epidemic Washington Post (blog) As the Ebola epidemic spreads in West Africa, the international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) — or Doctors Without Borders — is calling for greater resources on the...
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There's a very powerful line in this interview with Dr Joanne Liu from MSF. 

 

When asked what good leadership looks like in the midst of the response to the terrible Ebola outbreak, Dr Liu replied "You need to come out with a plan with clear priorities and capacity to implement it".

 

This provides us with a powerful lesson.  If you are involved in leading teams, then you need to make sure that you have a plan that makes sense, with clear priorities and objectives, and can be implemented

 

That's the foundation principle.  Get that right and you can then stand up and lead from the front with authority.

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8 Tips and Tricks for LinkedIn Power Users

8 Tips and Tricks for LinkedIn Power Users | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
Here are eight ways to get a leg up on the LinkedIn competition.
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This is an interesting post for LinkedIn users. It's not the usual shopping list of "things you need to polish up your profile" but instead, presents ways to use the platform more effectively. Very useful tips. Nothing earth shattering but definitely worth a try if you want to find ways to find your way around with a little more oomph!
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Your WBS. The Coolest Guy at the Bar.

Your WBS. The Coolest Guy at the Bar. | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
The WBS is terribly misunderstood. Spend the time getting to know it better, and you will have a fabulous tool to help shape your project conversations.
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I think the Work Breakdown Structure has far more value than we give it credit for.  We tend to focus on how it is compiled - vertical, table etc, but we rarely sit back and think about the narrative that is tells us. 

 

If we take the time to read between the lines, we can use the WBS in a whole different way - we can show our stakeholders how we will take them from Point A to B, what our priorities are and how we will sequence delivery. 

 

Don't be afraid to use the WBS in this way.  Used well, the WBS will help you craft a narrative and manage your stakeholders' expectations.

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5 tools and technologies to reinvent your résumé

5 tools and technologies to reinvent your résumé | Social Project Leadership | Scoop.it
With the first professional résumé having been written by Leonardo Da Vinci back in the fifteenth century, it comes as no surprise that the humble résumé is overdue for a makeover. These days job-seekers are able to apply for an array of ...
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I really like these ideas and have dabbled with About.me and Vizualise.me in the recent past. 

 

The challenge is to make sure that they all hang together in a consistent, coherent personal brand.  The different tools all have merit but we need them to hang together - consistent look and feel, narrative and theme.

 

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